Archive for Economics

Wealth vs. Income Taxes

Ever since wealth taxes have entered the political discussion, I’ve been trying to put my finger on why they are even more destructive than income taxes. Some early attempts had people arguing that–if we assume assets are earning 3%–then a 3% wealth tax operates just like a 103% income tax. However, that wasn’t quite right, […]

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Bob Murphy Show Twin Spin

In ep. 80 I reproduced my interview with Patrick from the “Cave to the Cross” apologetics podcast (video below). Among other things, we tackled the question, “Would the laws of economics be true in the Garden of Eden?” Then in ep. 81 I have Jeffrey Rogers Hummel on to talk more about the economics of […]

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Murphy + von Pepe > 2 Nobel Laureates

In my latest piece for Mises.org, I push back on two of the recent Nobel laureates when they claimed in the NYT that financial incentives don’t matter as much as economists think. Since they had invoked salary caps in sports as an example, I acquired the assistance of the intrepid von Pepe to give me […]

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Murphy Stuff

==> Ep. 51 of the Bob Murphy Show features Hannah Cox explaining why conservatives should oppose the death penalty. ==> I take on Joe Weisenthal on negative interest rates. ==> I argue that, contrary to some leftist progressives, slavery was nota boon for American capitalism. Excerpts: There is no doubt that a healthy adult slave […]

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The Case for Legalizing Blackmail

Seriously I am just a rebel. Where else do you get hard-hitting stuff like this? An excerpt: The interesting aspect of this system is that it would provide an informal means of “fining” people for violating social taboos. Although this might strike some (such as Scott Sumner, whom we’ll discuss in the next section) as […]

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Why Is the Stock Market So Shaky?

The latest Lara-Murphy Show episode.

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“Liberty Classroom” Master Subscription BONUS for U.S. Residents

Hey boys and girls, if you’ve always wanted to subscribe to Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom but have been hesitating to pull the trigger, now’s your chance. If you subscribe to the MASTER membership anytime during November 2018, then in addition to all the great benefits you get from Tom, I’ll send you any two (2) […]

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Me on Voting

This is a good one from right before the 2016 election.

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